dude im back! that maya pic is Awesome with a capital A i really like the colours in the maddrax colour series as well...i agree with jedininjaman's comment about them having a classic feel...i think the colours balance out much more nicely than usual in those...great improvement man!! keep working hard..im gonna check out that vid now
The story is written by former IDW editor Dan Taylor. The year is 2053. Lieutenant Bettie Swift is an officer and fighter pilot with the United Solar Fleet serving aboard the U.S.S. Patriot. She is a member of the Alpha Squad (hence the name Alpha Bettie). She’s a firecracer, but an ace fighter pilot.
The project is on a hold for now because of my other projects I'm working on. It's open when and with who the project will launch with but you already can get a five page sneak peek of our sci-fi work in progress here. The pages shown here are finished for quite a while now. Please keep in mind the pages are older than my other comic projects like 'Tales from the Crypt' or my new project 'It came from beneath the sea... again!'. Art (everything from layout to colors) is 100% done by me.
I will be at the German convention 'Intercomic' in Cologne on next Saturday (November 3). I will sign my work for the MADDRAX spinoff series 'Das Volk der Tiefe' from 11 to 13 o'clock. I will be at the con a little longer.
Quite awesome work.
I read your article in Gamestar/dev last month. Thank you so much. I like it to have tutorials printed 'cause you can read them whereever you are etc.
Nice style. Hope to read more from you.
Dynamike: Alpha Bettie is a lot of fun, but it will take some time before this project will see print because of my other comic projects which have prio1. Thank you!
PredatrHuntr: Thank you very much! I love Predator btw. The first movie with Arnold is awesome. I remember in the late eigties I dreamt about drawing a Predator comic someday. Today there are so much comic books and also sequel movies of this character I lost my interest in it. It isn't about the man vs. monster anymore. But looking at your sketchbook is very inspiring and remembering this time made me interested again. Thx!
Flesheater: Thank you! Great you are looking forward to Bettie. And it is good to read you like what you see here
Maxerateur: Welcome on board! Thx for your comment! Great to hear you like my GameStar/dev article. Watch out for my new one which should be out this days. It's a 'Making Of' of one of my novel-covers to 'Maddrax-Das Volk der Tiefe'. I think you will like the new one too. Thx again!
I'm very busy this days but I will try to keep posting some stuff on a regular basis. Most of my work I can't show online. Good there was an update on the Maddrax site... so I can post some of my covers I did for the novel series 'Das Volk Der Tiefe'.
But first a big THANK YOU to gendragora for the nice comment.
dude awesome panels. Love the style, how long does it take for you to finish a page? what comic projects are you working on know? Hope to see you post's some new stuff, your drawings give me more motivation to DRAW....
I love the panels, nice colors and storytelling. especially the environments. My only crit is that the inking sometimes takes away from it, or looks sorta blocky/pixelated maybe? That and sometimes theres too many folds/wrinkles in the clothes. But other than that its all really great!
Flesheater: Great you like the comic preview so far. Thx! It is great to read you like the 'movie feel' to it because I want to make this comic feel like a movie. Great to see it works ... the first issue should be out summer 2008.
anticasper: Thank you very much! Thx for stopping by.
Darkwebslinger: Thx for your comment! Great to know my stuff motivates you to draw! To your questions: I do all the art on my pages myself so: Layout and pencils 1 day, inks a half day and colors from a half to one day. My actual projects are "It came from beneath the sea... again!" and some cover artwork for other Bluewater books. The other stuff I can't talk about yet
Mr.Delicious: Thank you very much for checking it out! And I appreciate your crits!
I wish you all a happy and successful new year 2008!
hurricane: Thank you very much! Great you like the last one. I'm thinking about doing more stuff with this kind of 'style'.
kev ferrara: Thanks for stopping by! I really dig your stuff and it is great to see you posting bout mine... especially posting you like my stuff hehe. Keep up your great comic work!
For all German readers of my sketchbook:
I did a podcast and you can download the episode (13) at Lamonds and Hobies fantastic site here: Checklist-Comicast!
I'm talking about my comic projects and you already can get some information on my plans about my creator owned project MAYA.
And as I mentioned earlier I did a painting for the 'Last Man Standing 3' contest. I've sent the final image in this week and I'm looking forward to all other entries! Of course I can't post the image in the sketchbook yet... you will have to wait until the images are posted in the official thread.
I am working on my current comic project this days and to let you be a part of this fantastic books you can see some new concept art from the books here:
Today's post isn't showing any new art.
Instead it is showing some good news for every Harryhausen and comic fan!
My first pages from the comic sequel to the classic horror movie "It Came From Beneath The Sea!" are on the new Ray Harryhausen color DVD (2-disc) version of this movie which came out in January 2008!
Here is the cover for the DVD. (Click for big version!)
And some more information about the 2-disc DVD:
Now’s your chance to get Ray Harryhausen’s classic It Came From Beneath the Sea — in COLOR. Personally supervised by Ray, with colorization by West Wing Studios. This edition also includes a restored b&w version of the film.
It Came From Beneath the Sea was the first of several fruitful collaborations between producer Charles H. Schneer and special-effects wizard Ray Harryhausen. “It” is a giant, six-tentacled octopus, which is galvanized into action by an H-bomb test. Worse still, the monster is highly radioactive, rendering useless the normal means of defense against it. Scientists Donald Curtis and Faith Domergue team with atomic-submarine commander Kenneth Tobey to halt the creature’s progress before it begins to attack major coastal cities. Alas, the monster manages to reach San Francisco, wreaking havoc on the Golden Gate Bridge, the Ferry Building, and Market Street before Tobey figures out a way to destroy it. The stop-motion animation utilized by Harryhausen in It Came From Beneath Sea is convincingly frightening, but before long he’d top this achievement with such superb projects as Earth vs. Flying Saucers and Seventh Voyage of Sinbad.
* Feature avaliable in original B&W and color
* Audio Commentary with Ray Harryhausen
* Visual Effects Astists Randall William Cook and John Bruno, and Arnold Junert
* Remembering It Came from beneath The Sea
* Tim Burton Sits Down with Ray Harryhausen
* David Schecter on Film Music’s Unsung Hero
* A Present-Day look at Stop-Motion * Digital Sneak Peek of “It Came From Beneath The Sea… Again!” comic book
* Video Photo Galleries
* Original Ad Artwork